The movement of Iraqi markets as the New Year's Eve celebrations witnessed a great demand by citizens to buy and buy food, fireworks, children's clothing and sweets.
The economic expert Bassem Jameel Antoine said in an interview with "Economy News" that "the movement of markets is witnessing the popularity of shopping by citizens and the purchase of ornamental trees and statues of Pope Nouil, as well as sweets and pastries to celebrate the new year."
He added that "the announcement of the final victory on calling and extending the bridges of trust with neighboring countries, especially the recent opening with Saudi Arabia after the cooling off in previous years and the rise in oil prices all led to the stability of the Iraqi economic situation relatively," noting that the stability of oil prices by 57 ) Dollars per barrel will be reflected positively on the public budget and reduce deductions from employees and retirees, which will revive the market and commercial movement in general.
The International Airport of Baghdad, registered a significant increase in the rate of incoming and outgoing flights on the occasion of New Year's Day, adding that the airport receives daily more than 20 thousand passengers.
"Baghdad International Airport receives daily more than 110 flights between the coming and departing, with more than 20,000 passengers on board, especially with the New Year holidays," Air Transport Director Ali al-Sharqi said in a statement received by Al-Iktissad News.
He pointed out that "Baghdad International Airport has seen great preparations to receive the new year, while extolling its potential to provide everything that would facilitate the departure and arrival procedures."
For his part, the owner of one of the sweets shops in Baghdad, Ahmed Kazem, said that "the popularity of citizens to buy candy cake and sweets compared to previous years vary by 20 50% of the demand when entering the organization calling for Iraq and the disappearance of the phenomenon of celebration, especially in the center and north, but after the defeat of terrorist groups touched The increasing demand for buying and the high demand for sweets and ornamental trees. "
"The Iraqi citizen is still suffering from lack of financial resources and weak purchasing power because of the lack of job opportunities for unemployed youth and increasing numbers during these years," said Karim Hussein, noting that "despite the lack of financial resources, the citizen today is preparing to celebrate the coming of the glorious calendar year after The great victory achieved by the security forces against criminal gangs, hoping the government to provide job opportunities for unemployed youth and reconstruction of what was destroyed by terrorism in the liberated areas. "
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